You don't know Virtualization until you've tried RHEV!
December 13, 2017

You don't know Virtualization until you've tried RHEV!

Matthew J. Fitzpatrick | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) (formerly RHEV)

It's currently being used across the organization - it includes all the enterprise-grade features for a less overall TCO as compared to something like VMware's offerings. It's easy to use, manage, and provision and has rock-solid reliability. It's backed with the best support in the industry and uses KVM Virtualization under the hood which is used all throughout the industry by some of the top names (AWS and Rackspace to name a couple).
  • Base licensing includes H/A and Live Migration features (you don't have to pay extra for them like VMware).
  • It's all completely managed through a WebUI - no fat client you have to install.
  • Very easy to use, manage, provision, and upgrade.
  • It's definitely come a long ways from what it used to be and is certainly a lot easier - the initial setup/configuration used to be quite difficult but really isn't anymore.
  • Better support and third-party integration for backup, snapshots, and restore of VMs like VEEAM for VMware - this is my only complaint. There are companies that offer solutions for RHEV however they're very limited and can be pricey.
  • I think some improvement can be made for deploying micro and cloud services through RHEV.
  • It has had an extremely positive impact on my overall business and has allowed me to utilize and leverage it as an offering to my clients.
  • It's an extremely solid, robust, and reliable product built off of KVM Virtualization technology.
  • Less expensive solution than VMware and includes more features!
RHEV is an excellent product, includes more features, is less expensive, and has rock solid reliability and is backed with the best Red Hat Support in the industry. RHEV uses KVM under the hood which is used by all the big players in the industry (AWS, Rackspace, etc) to lower their overall costs and improve efficiency and profits and that's why RHEV is an excellent solution!
I believe it's an excellent solution for any scenario which requires virtualization. The only scenario where it might not be the best solution would be in building out a cloud infrastructure - you could certainly integrate RHEV for something like that but I think that either OpenStack or CloudStack might be a better solution for building cloud environments.

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) Feature Ratings

Virtual machine automated provisioning
10
Management console
10
Live virtual machine backup
7
Live virtual machine migration
10
Hypervisor-level security
10